A dog represents the play side

You’ll call this sentimental—perhaps—but then a dog somehow represents the private side of life, the play side.Virginia Woolf (above with Pinka)
Woolf with Pinka.

“This you’ll call sentimental — perhaps — but then a dog somehow represents — no, I can’t think of the word — the private side of life — the play side.”

— Virginia Woolf

How I love my Woolf, always hedging, always qualifying, but almost always accurate. She certainly loved her spaniels, and she wrote a really perceptive and charming novella from the perspective of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s spaniel Flush. Highly recommended to literary dog lovers.

Hope you have playful weekends ahead!


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